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Old 10-28-2008, 05:04 PM
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I knew that I would not last long in a "Corvette" or "Porche" so I had to get the next best thing, a go fast flats boat. Mine is a 1993 F-20 Talon with a 1998... 225hp Mariner promax on a Bob's jackplate and low water pickup. It's propped for a quick holeshot, so top end suffers (only 55mph).

The best part is that this speed demon was born to fish, incredibly stable, 2 livewells, tons of storage and a poling platform. Best of both worlds.

So show your scream machine, it must be fast and run in shallow water.

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Old 10-28-2008, 05:19 PM
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Looks good except for that awful trolling motor bracket. You NEED to get a quick release bracket.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:33 PM
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i don't know how fast she is but i could care less. I just think this boat is gorgeous and the attention to detail is awesome





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Old 10-29-2008, 03:24 AM
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WOW!!!!!!!! what a beauty
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:09 AM
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demolition_x - 10/29/2008 12:33 AM

i don't know how fast she is but i could care less. I just think this boat is gorgeous and the attention to detail is awesome






we dont see many of these in Maine......
But that is the nicest flats boat I've seen
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My dad's. It'll run in about 4-5"

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Old 10-29-2008, 06:59 PM
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I know Hells Bay say's it's Glades Skiff 18 will run in 2.5 inches fully rigged, but I'm sorry, I can't believe it...........

http://www.hellsbayboatworks.com/gladesskiff.html
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Ranger88 - 10/29/2008 5:59 PMI know Hells Bay say's it's Glades Skiff 18 will run in 2.5 inches fully rigged, but I'm sorry, I can't believe it...........http://www.hellsbayboatworks.com/gladesskiff.html
It doesnt say anything about running in 2.5 inches, just drafts with the motor down....
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Dantilu - 10/29/2008 11:09 AM.......

......................... we dont see many of these in Maine...... But that is the nicest flats boat I've seen
Dantilu, they don't have them big grey f'n rocksin the water where they're running around either! Anyone built a alloy flats boat yet?
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:15 AM
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Ranger88 - 10/29/2008 5:59 PMI know Hells Bay say's it's Glades Skiff 18 will run in 2.5 inches fully rigged, but I'm sorry, I can't believe it...........http://www.hellsbayboatworks.com/gladesskiff.html
It doesnt say anything about running in 2.5 inches, just drafts with the motor down....
Hey Josh,

I know I'm a bit dense, but I still don't get it. I'm not a flats guy, so please be patient. Is it that it draws 2.5" with engine and gas, but with nobody on the boat?

I'm sorry, but that doesn't seem to be a very useful parameter.
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Sac56,
Not to derail your thread, but is that an old Larson in back of your flats boat in the last picture? Nice flats boat by the way.
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Hey Mytime
That is a 1984 23' ft Formula, redone in the mid 90's by a buddy of mine. Center console, tower and a 250 Yamaha on a bracket.
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Ranger88 - 10/29/2008 5:59 PMI know Hells Bay say's it's Glades Skiff 18 will run in 2.5 inches fully rigged, but I'm sorry, I can't believe it...........http://www.hellsbayboatworks.com/gladesskiff.html
It doesnt say anything about running in 2.5 inches, just drafts with the motor down....

Read the info on it.... here is a quote...

"the Glades Skiff™ 18 will add a new dimension to shallow water fishing. Weighing only 240 pounds, the skiff drafts just 2.5” (with engine and fuel), allowing access into areas where birds and fish will be your only company. "
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Hey guys, why don't you

a) Get a life

b) Start your own thread

c) all of the above
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sac56fire - 10/30/2008 7:23 PM

Hey guys, why don't you

a) Get a life

b) Start your own thread

c) all of the above

Hey neet i have one for you.

a) FO
b) Realise that were still on topic.
C) all of the above
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Not withstanding all of the other crap on this thread....I like that Formula. Nice boat....looks like it could pretty much do anything.
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Originally Posted by Ranger88 View Post
I know Hells Bay say's it's Glades Skiff 18 will run in 2.5 inches fully rigged, but I'm sorry, I can't believe it...........

http://www.hellsbayboatworks.com/gladesskiff.html
Where are you getting 2.5" from???

This is direct from Hells Bay "Capable of reaching areas where no one else has poled before, the Glades Skiff™ will add a new dimension to shallow water fishing. Weighing only 350 pounds, the skiff drafts just 3.5” (with engine and fuel), allowing access into areas where birds and fish will be your only company. Designed to accommodate anglers in the ever-increasing, no-motor zones, the 15 hp outboard can easily be removed and the skiff may be poled or rowed."

And that is JUST the draft of the hull, folks. Not with engine down.
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